Further reading

AI in the UK: ready, willing and able?

House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence

Report produced by the House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence to consider the economic, ethical and social implications of advances in AI. The report concludes that the UK is in a strong position to be among the world leaders in the development of artificial intelligence during the twenty first century. The Committee state that Artificial intelligence, handled carefully, could be a great opportunity for the British economy.

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Artificial Intelligence: Real Public Engagement

Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA)

This report is about getting citizens involved in the discussion around artificial intelligence. The RSA makes the case for engaging citizens in the ethics of AI and shares a snapshot of public attitudes towards AI and automated decision-making. They argue that the citizen voice must be embedded in ethical AI.

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Code4Health is an initiative supported by NHS England and NHS Digital to enable the best use of digital tools and technology to deliver safe, high quality, efficient and compassionate care. Code4Health aims to educate and inform all participants in the health and care community: citizens, patients, carers, health, care and digital professionals about the possibilities digital technologies provide and equip them with the tools, knowledge and skills to collaborate to develop and implement high quality digital solutions.

Defining an Open Platform Artificial Intelligence: Real Public Engagement

Apperta Foundation

The Apperta Foundation believes that innovative technologies are the key to achieving positive transformation in health care. In its report the Apperta Foundation argues that open digital platforms based on an open platform can lower barriers to entry, stimulate innovation and enable successful start-ups to rapidly get to scale. The Apperta Foundation report is an attempt to propose a definition for an open platform, based on standards that have been proven to work worldwide including HL7 FHIR, SNOMED-CT, IHE_XDS and openEHR.

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Ethical, social, and political challenges of artificial intelligence in health and care

Future Advocacy and Wellcome

This report looks at the current and potential use cases of AI in healthcare and explores the ethical, social, and political challenges that this would raise.

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Industrial Strategy: building a Britain fit for the future

Department of Business, Energy and industrial Strategy

This white paper sets out a long-term plan to boost the productivity and earning power of people throughout the UK. The report sets out four areas where Britain can lead the global technological revolution: artificial intelligence and big data; clean growth; the future of mobility; and meeting the needs of an ageing society.

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Life sciences: industrial strategy – A report to government from the life sciences sector

Office for Life Sciences

This report, written by Life Sciences’ Champion Professor Sir John Bell, provides recommendations to government on the long-term success of the life sciences sector. It was written in collaboration with industry, academia, charity, and research organisations.

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London: The AI Growth Capital of Europe

Mayor of London

CognitionX was commissioned by the Mayor of London to map AI innovation across London and identify the capital’s unique strengths as a global hub of Artificial Intelligence. This report outlines their findings and will inform the actions that the Mayor will take to support the future growth of AI across different industries to drive innovation, productivity and growth.

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Map of technology and data in health and care

The King’s Fund

This map brings together case studies from across England, highlighting some of the places that are experimenting with and implementing new technologies to achieve better health outcomes or more efficient care

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Medical devices: the regulations and how we enforce them

Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

MHRA is the designated competent authority that administers and enforces the law on medical devices in the UK. This online guide provides an overview of MHRA’s investigatory and enforcement powers, which ensure the safety and quality of medical devices.

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Policy Paper: AI Sector Deal

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

The AI Sector Deal is the first commitment from government and industry to realise the potential of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data. It outlines a package of up to £0.95 billion of support for the sector, which includes government, industry and academic contributions up to £603 million in newly allocated funding, and up to £342 million from within existing budgets, alongside £250 million for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles.

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Thinking on its own: AI in the NHS


This report illustrates the areas where Artificial Intelligence (AI) could help the NHS become more efficient and deliver better outcomes for patients. It also highlights the main barriers to the implementation of this technology and suggests some potential solutions.

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The Topol Review: Preparing the healthcare workforce to deliver the digital future, Interim Report June 2018 – a call for evidence

Health Education England

A call for evidence from the Topol Review team. The review is looking at what training NHS staff would need to undertake to use Artificial Intelligence technologies and robotics.

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